noun roll·er coast·er \ˈrō-lər-ˌkō-stər, ˈrō-lē-ˌkō-\
: a ride at an amusement park which is like a small, open train with tracks that are high off the ground and that have sharp curves and steep hills
: a situation or experience that involves sudden and extreme changes
: an elevated railway (as in an amusement park) constructed with sharp curves and steep inclines on which cars roll
: something resembling a roller coaster; especially : behavior, events, or experiences characterized by sudden and extreme changes <an emotional roller coaster>
Examples of ROLLER COASTER
- We went for a ride on the roller coaster.
- The divorce was an emotional roller coaster for both of them.
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: an amusement park ride that is an elevated railway with sharp curves and steep slopes over which cars travel
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